Simply Splendid

Posted on May 7, 2011 at 3:46 pm by · 2 Comments
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When you start to plan your wedding it can get overwhelming. Even the sheer list of things to do can leave you wanting to run for the hills. Where to start? How to put it together? Should we just elope? haha.

I know when I got married, I was asking myself these same questions. Thankfully, there are many talented people in Ottawa who you can go to and get all of these questions answered, and even taken care of for you!

Last week I had the opportunity to photograph the lovely Amy, who is a wedding planner and is the genius behind, Splendid Events. She is one talented lady with such attention to detail that you will be completely taken care of.

Amy loves her hubby, her two cats and is one of the warmest, bubbliest people I’ve ever met.

Be sure to notice Amy’s amazing fascinator, which is made by Flights of Fancy in Ottawa! It’s so wonderful to hear about such great talent in our beautiful city.

Ottawa Wedding Planner portrait

Ottawa Wedding Planner portrait

Ottawa Wedding Planner portrait

Ottawa Wedding Planner portrait

Ottawa Wedding Planner portrait

Ottawa Wedding Planner portrait

Ottawa Wedding Planner portrait

Have a wonderful day,

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Coming to you live from Rouge Ottawa

Posted on Mar 27, 2011 at 8:25 pm by · 2 Comments
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Saturday night I had the chance to not only attend, but interview the fantastic people behind Rouge. Rouge Ottawa the Ultimate Bachelorette Party happened on Saturday March 26th, 2011 at Mansion Nightclub.

Tons of people came out to the event and everyone had a great time. There were delicious eats by Essence Catering and amazing vegan chocolate cupcakes by Auntie Loo’s Treats.

Amy from Splendid Events

Amy from Splendid Events did a great job planning the event and keeping everything on track! Plus her headpiece totally rocked.

Amy from Splendid Events at Rouge Ottawa from elizabeth&jane photography on Vimeo.

Splendid Events is an Ottawa-based planning company specializing in weddings and events with personality and local flavour. We create celebrations that are fresh, fun, modern, and polished.

Kevin from Aids Committee of Ottawa

Kevin was at Rouge representing the Aids Committe of Ottawa.

Kevin from ACO at Rouge Ottawa from elizabeth&jane photography on Vimeo.

Since 1985, the AIDS Committee of Ottawa (ACO) has worked to offer support, prevention and education services to the Ottawa community.

Corinne from 3Sixty

3Sixty offers unique Pole Parties for those wanting bacherlorettes that are fun and different.

3Sixty at Rouge Ottawa from elizabeth&jane photography on Vimeo.

The hottest new workout sweeping the nation’s capital is pole dancing!​

ps. sorry for the awful quality of the video – it was too dark for my little ol flip camera. Yikes.

Vanessa from Vanessa Dewson Photography

Vanessa was there taking photos of the lovely ladies who attended the event.

Vanessa Dewson Photography at Rouge Ottawa from elizabeth&jane photography on Vimeo.

Vanessa Dewson specializes in photography and design. Vanessa is an established wedding photographer with a warm personality.

Vu from Cloud in the Sky Studio

Cloud in the Sky Studio was at Rouge Ottawa taking (proper) video and helping to co-ordinate the event.

Unfortunately the video interview with Vu was compromised due to low lighting and my little ol flip camera just couldn’t cut it. Vu talked about how his team was at Rouge Ottawa as the paparazzi documenting the event as well as outlined some really interesting wedding packages they can provide to couples in the Ottawa area.

Because my video didn’t turn out, I want to feature one BY Cloud in the Sky Studios to show how awesomesauce they are.

Richard & Jamie from Cloud in the Sky Studios on Vimeo.

For personal services, our passion can be simply put: Capturing your moments, for a lifetime. We strive to capture the essence of the moment in order to produce a stunning production personalized to you, so that you can relive it for the years to come.

Isobel from Bel Bridal

Isobel from Bel Bridal talked to us about what she thinks this year’s big jewellery trends are going to be.

Again, the lighting was just not cool for this video so I’ll sum up what Isobel and I talked about. I asked her what she though the trends for this year’s bridal jewellery would be and she said: GO BIG! Be bold and daring and have fun with it!

Bel Bridal Jewellery

The jewellery made under Bel. is delicate collections incorporate semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls & Swarovski crystal. The jewellery ranges include necklace, bracelet and earrings, can be bought individually and are available on gold or silver chain.

Westboro Spa and Hair Studio

Westboro Spa and Hair Studio were at Rouge giving makeovers to the fabulous ladies in attendance. I didn’t get a chance to sit down with them because they were so busy but here is a quick video of them in action!

Westboro Spa and Hair Studio at Rouge Ottawa from elizabeth&jane photography on Vimeo.

The Westboro styling team takes great pride in their full service hair studio. Our professional team ensures the latest in cutting, coloring and styling techniques.

Luxe Bridal

I didn’t get a chance to speak with the ladies from Luxe Bridal Boutique but they were very busy putting on this amazing show.

Luxe Bridal Fashion Show at Rouge Ottawa from elizabeth&jane photography on Vimeo.

Luxe Bridal Boutique officially opened their doors in 2010 at 206 & 208 Dalhousie Street ensuring that the Ottawa bridal market will never be the same again!

Wedding talk at Colourbomb!

Posted on Mar 4, 2011 at 9:30 am by · 1 Comment
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Last night I attended the Colourbomb spring trunk show put on by Splendid Events and hosted by Hush Clothing Boutique. There were so many amazing and talented women in the house that I, with some encouragement and aid from the amazing Amna Hakim, chatted with them about their work and about weddings…on camera!

Amy from Splendid Events

First up was the woman behind the event, Amy from Splendid Events. Amy and I chatted about what she predicts the trends will be for this year for jewellery and colours.

Colourbomb with Amy from Splendid Events from elizabeth&jane photography on Vimeo.

Amy predicts that big, chunky jewellery will be in as well as the colour pink!

Sandy from Blush Beads

I got the chance to speak to Sandy from Blush Beads, who had her amazing jewellery featured at the Colourbomb event last night. She and I chatted about how she creates custom pieces for brides and how each piece is made by hand and is totally unique.

Colourbomb with Sandy from Blush Beads from elizabeth&jane photography on Vimeo.

Sandy creates all of her wedding jewellery by hand and with much input from the bride. She finds out about everything to do with that wedding, and creates a custom and one of a kind piece just for that bride.

Jenny from Geek Sweets

There were lots of delicious sweets and treats there last night (I may have indulged a bit myself!) and one of the sweetmakers is Jenny from Geek Sweets. She makes the most adorable, and delicious, mini cupcakes. She and I talked about how cupcakes are becoming a new trend and why they are quite different from a traditional wedding cake.

Colourbomb with Jenny from Geek Sweets from elizabeth&jane photography on Vimeo.

Jenny has cupcake flavours you could only dream about. She notes that having cupcakes in different flavours allows for all of your guests to find something they like.

Melody, local beauty expert, from Melody and Jezebel

Melody, a local beauty expert in Ottawa, is the amazing talent behind Melody and Jezebel. She does makeup for many events and photo shoots as well as TV and Special Events. She and I talked about why it is so important to hire a professional makeup artist for your wedding day.

Colourbomb with Melody, Beauty Expert from elizabeth&jane photography on Vimeo.

Melody urges brides not to forget about how important it is to hire a professional makeup artist for your wedding. A professional makeup artist will change the face of your portraits. Brides deserve to look and feel their best on their wedding day!

Alison, from Hush Clothing Boutique

Alison owns the very stylish Hush Clothes Boutique in Westboro on Wellingon Street. The store is all about fashion and carries gently worn, high end, designer, shoes, handbags, and accessories for women. She and I talked about how guests can figure out what to wear to weddings.

Colourbomb with Alison from Hush Clothes Bouqitue from elizabeth&jane photography on Vimeo.

Alison suggests that wedding guests take their clothing queues from the wedding invitation. If the invitation is casual, then you can wear a shorter dress with some cute shoes but if the invitation is quite formal, you should stick to something like a floor length gown.

If you are attending a wedding this year and aren’t sure what to wear, stop by Hush Clothes Boutique and they will help you find the perfect outfit.

Liz (me!) from elizabeth&jane photography, signing off

I hope that you enjoyed my short interviews with the amazing women who were at Colourbomb last night.
I also want to give another HUGE thank you to Amna Hakim who was my publicist, cinemetographer, director and camera operator last night. You rocked it out and I thank you so much!! I could not have done these without you!!!

Colourbomb wrap up from elizabeth&jane photography on Vimeo.

Behind the scenes: what this was recorded with

The evening was recorded on my brand new and super awesome Flip Mino HD. I was able to customize it through the online store and because I love dogs so much, I was able to incorporate my own two little fluffballs, Paddington and Corduroy.

The Flip Mino records in HD and is very small and lightweight. It’s perfect for carrying around in a purse and is very easy to use. Press the big red button to record the press it to stop. Simple!


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